It’s the season of soup, and this easy one-pot Italian sausage potato spinach soup recipe is flavorful, comforting, and perfect for getting cozy on the couch at dinnertime. We will help walk you through a few easy steps to make this easy sausage spinach soup and help you get dinner served in no time!
This easy sausage potato and spinach soup is full of flavor and has a bit of a kick. It's made with spicy Italian sausage, onions, fresh garlic, white potatoes, chicken broth, dried herbs, fresh spinach, and optional red chili flakes.
Reasons you’ll love this recipe
- WARM & COZY: Just like our easy and creamy potato mushroom soup and quick and easy chicken noodle soup recipe, this potato and spinach soup is best eaten in the fall and winter seasons when the weather gets a bit cooler and you find yourself wanting to snuggle up on the couch at dinner with a big bowl of pipping hot soup!
- PACKED WITH FLAVOR: This spicy sausage soup will make your tastebuds dance from the strong flavor of the Italian sausage, dried herbs, spices, and chicken broth. You won’t be able to put your spoon down!
- EASY: This is a one-pot potato Italian sausage soup recipe with easy instructions that’ll be ready in just 30 minutes.
- OLIVE OIL: Olive oil is used for sauteeing the fresh garlic and onion and cooking the sausage.
- ONION: Diced onion is sauteed until it’s caramelized, and it adds a lot of delicious flavor to this sausage spinach soup.
- FRESH GARLIC: A few fresh cloves of garlic are minced and added to the soup for a fresh garlicky flavor to the soup.
- ITALIAN SAUSAGE: This sausage and spinach soup recipe uses spicy Italian sausage, which brings a little heat and a lot of flavor. You can choose to use a mild Italian ground sausage if you aren’t big on spice!
- SPICES & SEASONINGS: Dried basil and oregano, garlic powder, and optional red chili flakes help enhance the flavor and savouriness of this soup.
- CHICKEN BROTH: Chicken broth pairs well with the sausage and tomatoes and helps salt the soup while adding a ton of flavor from the ingredients already in the broth.
- WHITE POTATOES: White potatoes are used in this spicy Italian sausage potato spinach soup recipe because they’re super creamy and add to the heartiness of the soup.
- SPINACH: Fresh spinach is used in this recipe, but you can use frozen if you prefer! Just like any other soup with spinach recipes, the spinach is tasteless, but it adds a nice color and texture to the dish and also provides a lot of nutrients.
- SALT & PEPPER: These are used to enhance the overall flavor of the soup.
See the recipe card below for the ingredient measurements.
- LARGE POT: For cooking the soup in.
- KNIFE: For dicing the onion, micing the onion, and chopping the sausage and potatoes.
- CUTTING BOARD: For safely chopping the veggies without damaging your counters.
- POTATO PEELER: For peeling the potatoes.
- MEASURING SPOONS AND CUPS: For measuring the ingredients.
- WOODEN SPOON: For mixing the soup and breaking down the sausage.
- LATEL: For serving the hot soup.
- Sautee: In a large pot on medium heat, add the olive oil and cook the onions until they’re soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Push the onions and garlic to the sides of the pot and add the sausage. Cook the sausage for about 5 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break it down into crumbly pieces.
- Add Seasonings: Add the garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and optional red chili flakes to the sausage mixture.
- Boil: Add the chicken broth and increase the heat to high. Once the soup starts to boil, carefully add the potatoes and continue to boil for about 10-15 minutes, or until a fork can easily poke through a potato.
- Serve: Remove the soup from the heat and add the spinach. Let the soup sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Storage and Leftovers
For storage and leftovers, this sausage soup should be transferred to an airtight container and stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Prechop the sausage. Once you decase the sausage, roughly chop the raw sausage on a cutting board before adding it to the pot. This will give you a head start and help you break down the sausage more easily while it cooks.
- Use white potatoes. While you can use whichever potatoes you have on hand or prefer, such as red potatoes or yellow potatoes, we recommend using white potatoes because they give the hot Italian sausage soup a really creamy element that tastes delicious in this soup and contrasts nicely with the spiciness of it.
- Lose the spice. If you aren’t big on spice, there are lots of options for making this spicy Italian sausage soup more mild! You can replace the spicy Italian sausage with mild Italian ground sausage and choose whether you want to add the red chili flakes or not. This soup will still be full of flavor without the spice!
A popular and delicious side dish that pairs well with soup is a fresh loaf of bread slathered in butter, garlic bread, or some classic saltine crackers.
If you’re looking to serve your soup with something other than bread, you can consider serving it with a light salad, a grilled cheese or deli sandwich, spaghetti squash, or crackers.
You should boil the chopped potatoes for about 10-15 minutes, or until you can easily pierce through a potato with a fork.
Yes, if you have leftover soup, you can store it in an airtight container and freeze it for up to 3 months. Once you remove it from the freezer, defrost the soup and heat it up in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave or a pot on the stove. You should not refreeze it after being removed from the freezer.
- Mild Sausage: If you’re not a fan of spice, then consider opting for a mild Italian sausage instead of spicy. If they’re out of mild sausage, ground turkey is another great option! This soup will be just as full of flavor and delicious without the spice.
- White Beans: Consider adding white beans, like navy beans, to the soup. They’ll add a creaminess like no other, add to the heartiness of the soup, and keep you extra full! Be sure to drain and rinse the beans before adding them to the soup.
- Kale: Kale is a popular substitution option for soup recipes with spinach as another leafy green that brings soup lots of color. It’ll provide nutrients and freshness and will complement the sausage and potatoes just as well as the spinach.
The alternative ingredients are just suggestions and have not been tested.Print